I wrote venus in December 2011, I edited it in January 2012 and published it February 1st.
Venus is my second self-published poetry collection.
Have you ever been in love?
As a thank you for all the support I’ve received from the people on protagonize all these years, I’ve decided to share my second poetry book ‘venus’ in its entirety. Down the line I may even post ‘Letters of Neon’.
The thing is, without Protagonize, I probably wouldn’t still be writing.
I started writing for fun when I was quite young, it quickly turned into something serious when I found some like-minded people on a band forum. My new passion for poetry was encouraged and my love for writing grew. However, over time, my fellowship of writers withered and one by one they left, leaving me without companions. There was a year or two gap where I carried on writing but had no one to share it with.
Then I found Protagonize.
I have to thank you because the praise and encouragement I received for my compilation Blue Sky Drowning gave me the much needed push to self-publish my first book, and then a second. Now I’m working on a third and this is how I want to thank you for your words of kindness.
For me, Venus, as Earth’s supposed sister planet, represents duality and alien qualities. It represents a need to develop understanding, but it also masks the ability for us to understand under a tremulous cover of deadly storms.
Perhaps it is no wonder Venus has been the symbol of females for such a very long time.
Venus is a collection of poetry that delves into the turbulent nature of human relationships and seeks to find that path of luminous stars that will guide us through the brightest and darkest of our days. It isn’t simply about women. It is to find a path through the ferocity of emotions and ultimately, to the one thing that matters most, love.
If there were a path of brilliant stars stretching deep into the sky, burning away the permeating darkness of fear and misunderstanding, would you not follow them?
Take your first steps, Stargazer…